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Fort Missoula

Department of Justice Internment Camp

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George Iseri Interview Segment 19 (ddr-one-7-40-19)
vh George Iseri Interview Segment 19 (ddr-one-7-40-19)
Father's internment at Fort Missoula

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Misa Taketa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-436-11)
vh Misa Taketa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-436-11)
Reading letters to father while he was in a Department of Justice camp
Tom Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-47-23)
vh Tom Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-47-23)
Life in the Justice Department internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana
Description of Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1335)
doc Description of Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1335)
Brief description of the Italian and Japanese internment at Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp. Included in the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 6. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1337
Near hospital gate; Near the Bitterroot River (ddr-csujad-55-1339)
doc Near hospital gate; Near the Bitterroot River (ddr-csujad-55-1339)
Four mounted black and white photographs depicting groups of individuals "near the Bitterroot River" and "near the hospital gate" at Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 10. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Letter from (sgd) Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Staff Nurse Mary F. Clark to Crystal City, Texas, December 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1350)
doc Letter from (sgd) Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Staff Nurse Mary F. Clark to Crystal City, Texas, December 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1350)
Scrapbook page containing correspondence from Thomas Parran to Mary Clark regarding travel and expenses for her reassignment from Fort Missoula, Montana to Crystal City, Texas. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 21. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1352
Statement regarding transfer out of Ft. Missoula, Montana, and poem card (ddr-csujad-55-1349)
doc Statement regarding transfer out of Ft. Missoula, Montana, and poem card (ddr-csujad-55-1349)
Scrapbook page containing Clark's reflections on being transferred from her position at Fort Missoula. Includes a poem, "Out Where the West Begins" by Arthur Chapman. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 20. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1351
Mary Clark in her garden and an aerial view of Ft. Missoula main area (ddr-csujad-55-1340)
doc Mary Clark in her garden and an aerial view of Ft. Missoula main area (ddr-csujad-55-1340)
Black and white photographs depicting Mary Clark in her garden and an aerial view of the Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 11. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1342
Menu card from the Conte Biancamano ship (ddr-csujad-55-1347)
img Menu card from the Conte Biancamano ship (ddr-csujad-55-1347)
Menu card with illustration from the Italian steam liner, SS Conte Biancamano. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 18. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1349
Medical officer in charge and his two best friends (ddr-csujad-55-1342)
img Medical officer in charge and his two best friends (ddr-csujad-55-1342)
Black and white photograph of a man in uniform shown standing near two horses. Caption reads, "Medical officer in charge with his two best friends!" Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 13. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Envelopes for two letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1344)
doc Envelopes for two letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1344)
Two mounted envelopes for correspondence from internees, postmarked from Missoula, Montana to Italy showing censorship stamps and other postmarks. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 15. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1346
Program of play written, produced and given by Italian detainees at Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1348)
doc Program of play written, produced and given by Italian detainees at Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1348)
Program for a play written, produced, and performed at Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp by Italian internees. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 19. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1350
Hospital grounds (ddr-csujad-55-1337)
img Hospital grounds (ddr-csujad-55-1337)
Four mounted black and white photographs depicting individuals in the flower and vegetable gardens on the hospital grounds at Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp. Caption reads: Hospital grounds. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 8. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California …
Photograph of a drawing and a prayer card from an Italian internee, Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1341)
doc Photograph of a drawing and a prayer card from an Italian internee, Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1341)
Mounted black and white photograph of a drawing of "Santa Maria Fort Missoula" and mounted Italian Catholic prayer card depicting Jesus. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 12. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1343
Fort Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1336)
img Fort Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1336)
Three mounted black and white photographs depicting internees boating on the Bitterroot River near Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp. Caption reads: Fort Missoula, Montana." Includes a brief description by Clark about the boating trips. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 7. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. …
Snow in Missoula, Montana in May and two Italian internees, Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1345)
img Snow in Missoula, Montana in May and two Italian internees, Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1345)
Two mounted black and white photographs depicting "May in Missoula, Montana" and two Italian internees. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 16. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1347
Envelopes for three letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1343)
doc Envelopes for three letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1343)
Three mounted envelopes for correspondence from internees, postmarked from Missoula, Montana to Italy showing censorship stamps and other postmarks. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 14. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1345
Camp No. 30 (ddr-csujad-56-312)
img Camp No. 30 (ddr-csujad-56-312)
Camp No. 30: Missoula, Montana, U.S.A. logo. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs to a group of images related to the Akutagawa family. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Letter from Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Nurse Mary F. Clark, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, February 27, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1334)
doc Letter from Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Nurse Mary F. Clark, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, February 27, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1334)
Correspondence from Thomas Parran to Mary Clark regarding Clarks travel authorization from Lexington, Kentucky to Fort Missoula, Montana. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 5. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1336
Down by the Bitterroot River (ddr-csujad-55-1338)
doc Down by the Bitterroot River (ddr-csujad-55-1338)
Four mounted black and white photographs depicting "Aunt Mary" with two individuals and Montana landscapes. Caption reads: Down by the Bitterroot River. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 9. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1340
Photographs of the Conte Biancamano ship (ddr-csujad-55-1346)
img Photographs of the Conte Biancamano ship (ddr-csujad-55-1346)
Two mounted black and white photographs of the Italian steam liner, SS Conte Biancamano. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 17. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1348
Oral history with Amy Uno Ishii (ddr-csujad-29-379)
av Oral history with Amy Uno Ishii (ddr-csujad-29-379)
An oral interview with Amy Uno Ishii, a Nisei woman. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0938. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1342.2_T01
Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
doc Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
Matahichi Iseri had been imprisoned in Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens," since shortly after December 7, 1941. He sometimes wrote letters in his native Japanese, which were read and censored by interpreters and officials from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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